Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
libyan city in benghazi. most recent events happening on 9/11 and new reporting pointing to the fact these were planned, organized events, not a spontaneous demonstration against a video as placed on the interpret as originally thought. the death of the ambassador and three others spurring renewed calls to end the spigot that pours american tax dollars into the globe's most volatile regions. here's the numbers, your numbers, your tax dollars. number one, israel, $3.1 billion. afghanistan, $2.3 billion. pakistan, $2.1 billion. iraq, $1.7 billion e just a minute dlsh -- egypt $1.6. the obama administration just announced $1 billion in debt forgiveness for egypt, which is seeking a $5 billion imf loan coming from us too. you get the point. the money flows from us to them, and make no mistake, the countries ask for the money, take it with one hand and attack us with another. i don't think like some we should be isolationists. we can't hope to be safe within our border and turn our backs. we have to lead, but the checkbook is not the most effective way of doing that. that's what i think.
Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in security at beirut, in benghazi, why is he not talking about that? why suspect he gets the fbi investigation going? so many things where presidential leadership is required to steady the ship, but he's so distracted by the campaign, and frankly, has been for more than a year. gerri: interrupting for a second, breaking news. as we are showing you down below, chicago teachers voting to suspend their strike. again, chicago teachers voting to suspend the strike saying they'll go back to school tomorrow. all the chicago school kids back in school. we'll have more details on this a little later for you in the show, and this has been an interesting tension within the white house. >> right. gerri: because the president's former adviser, the mayor of chicago, he's been begging the teachers to sign a deal to come back to the table, go back to work, and it's taken some time for that to happen. does that play out in the election? >> sure. i think it was an embarrassment to the president as well. the teachers' unions are close to the democratic party, and the president, he and the secretary